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How do you deal with people who don't understand your depression?

after a year of denying the fact that I am depressed (even after hearing multiple doctors say I was) I finally accepted it so I could get help and get better. but all the people closest to me don't understand, they tell me to just be happy and act like I can just change my situation. how do you explain depression and do you have any tips on how my friends and family can help me?

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First off, accepting that you have depression is a positive thing. Now, get your parents and others involved in the matter. I understand depression has many pathways/ causes and you have to figure out what really is the problem. Getting help is the single most important thing you can do for yourself. Whether it is to take medicine (SSRIs), treating the causes ( social life, insecurities) be active in fighting depression by getting yourself involved. Bring it up to your parents and closest friends that are willing to help ask them to support you during this time. Work with a doctor and formulate a plan to treat your depression.

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I'm sorry for your predicament .... a doctor can prescribe medication to help you
feel better . You may have a chemical imbalance , that produces - SO TO SPEAK -
depression -
Good luck , and have a GREAT day !!

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Just tell your friends that depression is just a phase of life...u just need to increase your social circle and interact more with your friends and family! :)

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If anything you should be thankful, I don't know what you have but you probably have clean water and a bed and a house and you have food to eat. A lot of people don't have that stuff so be thankful and you can find happiness in God trust me.

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